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01-15-09, 07:16 PM #1
Wanna buy Barak Obama's car
At this time the bid is 2 million for this Chrysller 300 that Obama owned. click on the ebay link to see it.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=330299932725To be a good Law Enforcement Officer you MUST know the law!
01-15-09, 07:20 PM #2
Pretty ridiculous if you ask me...Calm Like A Bomb...
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01-15-09, 07:25 PM #3
01-15-09, 07:40 PM #4
I was going to bid eleventy billion but it doesn't recognize the number! What kind of software are they using?"The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of its blessings; the inherent vice of Socialism is the equal sharing of its miseries." -Winston Churchill
01-15-09, 08:16 PM #5
01-15-09, 08:31 PM #6
I would rather buy a Yugo.
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01-15-09, 08:44 PM #7
Lol, no one is going to buy that piece of crap. The "winning" bidder will probably have their account suspended for a while but it would be worth it"The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of its blessings; the inherent vice of Socialism is the equal sharing of its miseries." -Winston Churchill
01-15-09, 08:57 PM #8Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
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01-15-09, 10:10 PM #9
Choose The Right. When you're doing whats right, then you have nothing to worry about.
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01-16-09, 07:52 AM #10
The auction was taken down due to obvious false bidding. It is re-listed to pre approved bidders, first bid needs to be 100 thousand.
Get on it...To be a good Law Enforcement Officer you MUST know the law!
01-16-09, 08:22 AM #11
Not my cup of tea, but I gusss there is a segment that likes these types of cars
01-16-09, 03:32 PM #12
Nope, I have a car.....When I used to be somebody (I'm center top)
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01-21-09, 04:35 PM #13
The bidding ended at 271,300.00Defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
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01-24-09, 02:21 AM #15
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01-24-09, 03:26 PM #16
Anyone would be way too stupid to pay that much for that car or any other like it. I just don't get it, did the bidders think they may be able to get a piece of Obama out of that car, maybe some hair and then they can sell or clone it. They are just TOO STUPID. The car was previously owned by Obama that DOES NOT not even mean he was the last owner.
Either way, the sale never took place, wonder if the seller is still responsible for the ebay fees, here is the story about the cancelled sale:
Obama's 300C is STILL For Sale!
1/22/2009 - A Message from the owner
There's been lots of confusion, whats, and whys about what happened at the end of the auction. In constrast to what most articles you will read on the internet tell you, here's the facts.
First things first, the auction was never canceled by my webmaster or eBay. Here is the link. The auction finished in its compelete entirity. The final "bid" was $271,300 USD. There was a lot of mix up and rif raf within the subject of bidders with a feedback score of 0. I will touch on that in more depth later as it is late right now, but with less than 5 hours to go, even though no more bidders with scores of 0 were allowed to bid, the top bidder was indeed one of these people because he bid before the final decision was made to block them. After informing the bidder that his bids were being blocked and that he/she was no longer a pre approved bidder, the bidder insulted bidder replied to go ahead and remove his bid. The effect removing this bidder from the auction lowered the highest bid by $100. Now, the new highest bidder (and those to follow) were troubled because the bidder who had their bid canceled showed around 10 bids total for the auction. There was no further bid movement for the final 6 hours of the auction after all of this happened, letting the auction settle again at $271,300.
As of right now, the winning bidder backed out because he felt that it was an unfair auction and this and that..which is fine because he is entitled to that opinion. The original high bidder that was canceled due to a 0 feedback score. They, however, were never proven to be a "fake buyer;" I unfairly forced him out because I wanted to show the other eBayers that I was doing my best to run a steady and fair auction, but in the end it backfired. So the bottom line is this:
The car is for sale again. It most likely won't be back on eBay; It's open to anyone..for now. There are several offers out on the table. Whether it's a matter of days or weeks before an offer is taken and the sale is finalized, any serious offers should be sent to BuyMe@obamas300c.com
Until I update again, the article below from TreeHugger.com is a good recap of the everything over the last few weeks. Enjoy.
Article Source: TreeHugger.com
First it was a half eaten waffle and now this... what's next, a non-florescent light bulb found in the White House dumpster, or perhaps a previously chewed piece on non-dentist recommended bubble gum showing up on eBay's doorstep.
Barack Obama must have thought he'd seen the last of his old Chrysler 300C. But just like a bad penny, it has turned up again on eBay. But we're getting a little ahead of ourselves. Let's start from the beginning, as the story is so much better that way...
A Little History of the Obama Chrysler 300C Affair
If you remember back in May of 2007, the then Senator Obama, made a speech towards the Detroit Economic Club criticizing the U.S. auto makers for their poor availability of efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles.
As beautiful as the speech was, the unexpected backlash from a few folks was to reference towards his own gas guzzling V-8, Hemi powered Chrysler 300C (13/15 mpg city), claiming the speech as a tad hypocritical in light of the fact. In return to such criticisms, the senator purchased a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid (34 mpg city) within a few weeks of the fiasco, blowing a cool breeze through what had become a tad bit of a lukewarm situation.
The 300C Makes Headlines Again, but this time on Ebay
Now we fast-forward one year and several months later (conveniently just a few days before Obama's historic inauguration) to a man by the name of Tim O'Boyle. Tim purchased Obama's old 300C back in February of 2008, through the original Park Plaza Dodge dealer in Forest Park, Illinois.
Well, old Tim figured that this might be a great opportunity to make a few bucks. Let's say for instance somewhere between $100,000 to $1 million for a vehicle which would normally fetch more like $14,000 according to the Kelly Blue Book.
So up went Obama's 300C on eBay with an opening bid of $100,000. Now consider the media, who in jest or in light of having anything better to report on, made this eBay find a regular Britney Spears underwear slip, and news spread fast about the auction.
How fast? Everyone was reporting on the event, including CBS News, USA Today, Yahoo! News, in fact, there weren't many places it wasn't being talked about. The Obama Chrysler 300C was quickly becoming a celebrity drudge report in its own right.
How $1 Million became $1 Billion
So the next reaction of the public was a series of irrational bids from folks on eBay and by the end of the evening of January 15th, the price for the vehicle shot up to just shy of about $1 billion dollars. That's some $999 million more than the original Buy it Now price Tim was originally asking for.
Well, realizing that there are only a microscopic thimble full of folks with that kind of money, Tim re-listed the vehicle once again the very next day, but this time insisting that each bidder become pre-qualified before being allowed to bid. Now there's a thought!
Next you had the folks making use of the headlines and keywords to boost their own eBay items, such as other 2005 Chrysler 300C's which read, just like Obama's 300, and even a 2008 Dodge Charger got in the mix using the headline, "not Obama's 300C, but faster". There are even random hand drawings of this, ahem, somewhat historic event, for sale on eBay which makes reference to the 300C auction in order to draw attention to itself. One of these drawings has already reached $405 with several days left of bidding.
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